Round of applause for ‘Birds of Prey’

Savanna Wyatt, Reporter

The highly anticipated DC film “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” made its debut on Friday, Feb. 7 in movie theatres across America. I purchased my AMC Theatres ticket and saw it on opening night as I am a huge fan of superhero movies.

First off, Margot Robbie did an amazing reprisal of Harley Quinn. The first time we saw Robbie as this role was when she starred in “Suicide Squad” that premiered back in 2016.

The Australian native nailed Quinn’s thick Brooklyn accent with ease and captured her buoyant and animated personality. This is no surprise as she is a two-time Oscar nominated actress who has proved her range in films such as “I, Tonya” and “Bombshell.” The other stars of the film also shined.

The rest of the main cast was comprised of Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ella Jay Basco. These women worked great with each other as they teamed up to help Quinn take down Black Mask a.k.a Roman Sionis and his gang.

The premise of the film was to stop Sionis, played by Ewan McGregor, from getting a diamond, which was in the possession of Cassandra Cain, played by Basco. The main women all had some connection to Sionis, which is what led them to reluctantly work together in the end to defeat him.

I enjoyed the film thoroughly due to its funny nature, incredible action sequences and positive themes of female empowerment.

The film featured lots of humorous elements that came from the jokes of the characters. Quinn is humorous in nature as she gives off a dimwit air through her actions and words.

The fighting sequences were amazing as the tremendous effort and skill that went into choreographing and executing the moves was apparent. The use of props from the cast and the pure strength that was featured translated so well through the screen.

My favorite part, however, had to be that the main cast was all women and how they were the ones fighting and showing attributes of strength, compassion, trust and camaraderie. Not a lot of films feature women at the forefront, especially women who are a part of a superhero film.

The film proved a lot in terms of women working together. There were scenes at the beginning where they were acting on their own, but then came together to help each other throughout the rest of the film.

They all worked together to achieve their goals and help get rid of a common enemy that was threatening them and the people they cared for.

This film is a must see for anyone who is a fan of action or superhero movies, or if you enjoy seeing women at the helm of a powerful and meaningful story.